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Michigan's Economy Hits 10 Year High

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) reports that Michigan’s economy has reached a 10-year high, according to Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index. The June index jumped 2.0 points in June, spiking to a level…
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Tour the Lake Winds Energy Park at the 2012 Michigan Energy Fair

Every year the  Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA) holds their annual Michigan Energy Fair (MEF). The Energy Fair takes place June 22-24, 2012 and it's at a new location, the Mason County Fairgrounds in Ludington. The location…
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100+ year-old shipwreck discovered off Grand Haven

The Michigan Shipwreck Research Association has discovered a 90-foot two-masted schooner in deep water off the coast of Grand Haven. They report: “In trying to identify the wreck, I researched a number of schooners lost off West Michigan,…
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The Michigan Transportation Odyssey

The first-ever Michigan Transportation Odyssey is a three-day journey that began in Detroit with stops in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids before it finishes up today in Traverse City. Along the way, a group of Trans4M members have been exploring…
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TEDx ... Michigan

TEDxGR by tedxgrandrapids TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader…
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Clouds over the solar industry

Stan Ovshinsky by OnInnovation In ECD files for Chapter 11 protection, the Freep reports that: The shakeout in the solar power industry claimed another victim Tuesday as Auburn Hills-based Energy Conversion Devices (ECD) filed for Chapter…
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The Heart of Detroit: Cheryl Valentine

I like to see the metamorphosis of the students. When they come in knowing a little and leave knowing a lot, that's why I do it. ~Detroit School of Arts teacher Cheryl Valentine The Heart of Detroit is a weekly feature by Mitch Albom…
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Google Search Stories: Ypsilanti's SolarYpsi Project

YouTube and Google have a feature called "Search Stories" about people who are using Google's search to find new ways of doing things. One of the people they profile is Dave Strenski of Ypsilanti, who you can learn more about in the video below. Dave…
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What's great about the Great Lakes State?

Michigan officially became a state on January 26, 1837 which was a Thursday as well! Many (many) more fun facts at #Mich175 = Happy 175th Birthday Michigan!! on Michigan in Pictures. We continue our Michigan's 175th Birthday Bash giveaway…
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Michigan's Clean Energy act generating results

Clouds are Cooler than Smoke by Jon DeBoe I guess it's Coal Week on Absolute Michigan. After taking a look back at the history of coal mining in the Saginaw Valley on Tuesday, we're back on the subject with news from the Great Lakes Echo. Michigan…
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Pure Michigan, Pure Gold?

Michigan has spent $67 million since 2006 to draw more tourists and tourist dollars to the Great Lakes State through the Pure Michigan campaign. Our friends at Bridge Magazine have taken a very interesting and in-depth look at Pure Michigan.…
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Funding cuts leave college students and families swimming in debt

University of Michigan ~ West Hall by Trish P. - K1000 Gal The Saginaw News reports that as state support has dropped over the last 30 years, Michigan’s 15 public universities have compensated by raising tuition, fees and room and board,…